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Emerald Green Blanket Cylinder with Cerulean Blue Drawing

1984 Dale Chihuly Born: Tacoma, Washington 1941 blown glass 12 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. (31.8 x 20.3 x 21.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Fund 1989.44 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A

Luce Center Label

While teaching at the American Indian School in Santa Fe, Dale Chihuly hit upon the idea of using motifs from Indian trade blankets. He made drawings from glass threads, then picked them up with the molten “gather” of glass at the end of his blowpipe. In this series, Chihuly is primarily concerned with the surface of the glass, suspending patterns of colored threads within simple forms.



decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Dale Chihuly

Born: Tacoma, Washington 1941

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